• Blaise Pascal died #OTD in 1662 [Project Gutenberg]

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    Project Gutenberg

    Blaise Pascal died #OTD in 1662. His earliest mathematical work was on
    conic sections; he wrote a significant treatise on the subject of
    projective geometry at the age of 16. He later corresponded with Pierre
    de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development
    of modern economics and social science. In 1642 he started some
    pioneering work on calculating machines, establishing him as one of the
    first two inventors of the mechanical calculator.

    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/7913 #books

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